Artist: 胡晓媛 Hu Xiaoyuan
Hu Xiaoyuan was born in Harbin in 1977. She graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and currently lives and works in Beijing.
胡晓媛 Hu Xiaoyuan: Ant Bone
Beijing Commune (798 Art Zone, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China)
Nov 11, 2015 – Jan 2, 2016
Image Credit: Randian
Hu Xiaoyuan explores the essence of objects and daily life experience through an artistic vocabulary centered on natural materials such as hair, old cloth, discarded wood and raw silk. Hu’s minimal yet highly poetic style finds expression in a wide range of forms, including installation, paintings and video. Since 2008, she has worked primarily with wood, through a perspective of observation and study, in pursuit of a creative energy completely different from that of her earlier works, while also redefining the relationship between object and form.
Hu Xiaoyuan’s works have been widely shown in the international art scenes. Important shows she has taken part in include “The Great Acceleration: Taipei Biennial” at Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2014), “The Ungovernables: New Museum Triennial” (New York, 2012), and Documental12 (Kassel, 2007). Her works have also been shown in numerous museums and art centers and exhibitions she has participated in including Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2014), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (the Netherlands, 2014), Tampa Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (Florida, U.S., 2014), Power Station of Art (Shanghai, 2014), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris, 2014), Bildmuseet Umeå University (Sweden, 2014), Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai, 2013), Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, 2013), Kunstmuseum Basel (Switzerland, 2005)
"A new energy in Chinese Art" Chinese Emerging Art Film Series directed by Fabien Pacory
Special thanks to Beijing Commune Gallery 北京公社 and John Dodelande Collection
Chinese Art is the New Energy